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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have two sisters and they are in their 30's. They are married to really nice men who have an amazing job, and treat my sisters like a Queen. my sisters also have beautiful...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have a big family. I live with my parents, Grandma Doris my aunt Lorraine, my two sisters, Jasmine and Tiffani and my brother William. My other brother and sister moved out. No...
    Nadine1986 Nadine1986 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I have always wanted to have a huge family. My mother had a huge family and I wanted to do the same. I have done that and I am so blessed in so many ways.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F Apr 16

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    I have been gaining weight over the past few years and eat and drink what I like. I have noticed that my family is starting to get fatter as well. Probably our portion sizes and...
    Jackincontinent Jackincontinent 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am one of six kids. Today my sister was 30. The whole family went to Cosmo in Swansea. There was about twenty of us! Mam and Dad, the six of us plus partners and nephews and...
    BlodynHaf BlodynHaf 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My graduation was awesome it was everything I expected it to be <3 eh not a perfect GPA but oh well couldn't find another experience
    CallMeFaye CallMeFaye 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Many moons ago I was basically disowned by my family . I am the black sheep , never graduated high school , got tattoos the day I turned 18 and am getting more covered every day...
    KittenHasClaws1980 KittenHasClaws1980 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My mom has a legitimate mental issue, my dad looks like he's slowly dying day by day, my older sister isn't around at all anymore, and my little sister is just doing her thing. My...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    well, not my RL family, just my online family. I really have an amazing lil sister, I love looking after her but it's so exhausting sometimes, it's worth it though because there...
    MariKun MariKun 16-17, M Apr 7

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    It's Been No Bed of Roses. My intimate family members are very dear to me. We’ve been through a lot of hardship, a lot of misery together. I respect every one of my family...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm having dinner with my family? What the hell was I thinking! I don't even want to see my aunt and her eyes that enjoy looking down on us and most certainly don't want the...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    My family is like a building built on unstable foundation. Throughout the years it shakes and crumbles until it starts falling. Then in time to come all that will remain is what...
    kikimyst kikimyst 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    And I don't think they understand how bad that hurts me. Like, I told my parents I was bi and my dad literally almost fainted and my mom cried a lot and they kept insisting it was...
    TrackStackz TrackStackz 13-15, M Mar 26

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    I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters then me and I'm the youngest I have 9 aunts and uncles on my moms side and 5 great aunts and uncles and that means I have a lot of cousins I have 23...
    heidithor heidithor 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    we live in Iraq and with all the war conditions going on, my family is crazy which makes it difficult for me and them to survive here. they don't think long term but their...
    wasseem wasseem 26-30, M Apr 3

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    I am an 18 Y.O. male and I live with my parents and two brothers. I am currently studying to go to University. I apologize in advance if this article seems a bit jumbled, I am...
    MrNostrand MrNostrand 18-21, M Apr 11

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    Everyone in my family is big, tbh. My fathers always bwen overweight, my mother used to thin, but she eventually gained after having me. Because of the way they already ate they...
    LessOne LessOne 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Sooo...not only just family...but ever since they know I'm gay its like...Telling me about her sex life...and I'm your brother...of course I'm naturally gonna want to beat up any...
    Pride49 Pride49 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Everyone is a bundle of joy (figuratively & physically). We love cookouts and eating out. My brother can eat the most. Who has a family like ours?
    partypit partypit 46-50, F Apr 16

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    We are all separated we don't talk to each other only in special events, it's really sad that everyone cares about their cell phone more than family
    boom991 boom991 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate family gatherings. Plain and Simple.
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    whenever we go out people stop us and ask "are all of you brothers and sisters ?" or "is anyone pregnant?" and the most frequently and most annoying "how many of you are there...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother always wanted 10 kids, she got her 10 kids. I'm the baby when it comes to my siblings. I'm the only one with a different dad. My sisters and brothers don't call my father...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    My family makes the biggest deals out of the smallest things EVER. They make me and my sister feel like losers although we have to deal with a rigorous program in school in which...
    cassycass13 cassycass13 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm scared of my mum. I am ashamed of being scared of her. I may seem like I'm over reacting; maybe I am, she blames me for things that I cant help. For example; my dad made HIS...
    beasleyleah beasleyleah 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have 2 brothers and a sister. We went to McDonald's so they could have fun. The play place was empty and they where he only ones their. The amount of noise equaled to one that...
    LoveWithoutEnd LoveWithoutEnd 13-15, M Apr 4

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    There was 6 of us kids, but now only 5. my youngest brother died when he was 3 in a automobile accident. I now have 1 older brother and 3 sisters, 1 older and 2 younger.
    UnPoeticJustice UnPoeticJustice 16-17 1 Response Apr 7

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    Does anybody else have an evil step mother like a really horrible jealous one that doesn't allow you to see your other siblings 😡
    ameliah1 ameliah1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Ughhh... I have a little cousin that i wanna straight punch in the face! Shes 19 and super disrespectful she cursed out ger older bro n sis and moved out of the house. She called...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F Apr 15

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    I can't wait like I want to have a husband who is huge and we just feed each other and eat everyday and fat kids who just want to eat and get bigger we will be so lazy and we will...
    woodfloor woodfloor 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I look over and my brother was just staring me down like a lol creep ..he just jealous lol
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M Mar 29

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    I can't stand anybody here anymore. mom is crazy as can be she acts like a preteen most of the time and my baby siblings are crazy fighting because a shirt is in the part of the...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F Apr 3

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    my mother is CRAZY, we'll actually my father was too. I'm the eldest child and 8 was my grandma's favorite and because if this she's always been jelous of me and very mean to me...
    evesimone74 evesimone74 36-40, F Apr 3

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    never did never will........
    givelove333 givelove333 31-35, M Apr 4